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GM: Hal Steinbrenner demanded deal

Updated: July 28, 2013, 8:36 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner ordered general manager Brian Cashman to finalize the Alfonso Soriano trade, despite the fact Cashman wanted to be more patient in his negotiations with the Chicago Cubs.

"I didn't want to give up [Single-A pitcher] Corey Black, but I didn't nix the Soriano deal," Cashman told ESPN New York on Sunday. "I did not want to do Corey Black. We had been negotiating with the Cubs for a long time. They wanted something more a week earlier and ...

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